Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski insists that computers will never replace actors in the production of movies, despite the fact that his crew was able to produce a digital representation of Jeff Bridges from the original 1982 Tron using a technique similar to the one that James Cameron used for his fanciful humanoids in Avatar . "The actor will never be replaced because a computer can never create a performance like an actor can," Kosinsky told Back Stage magazine. "The performance of CLU is completely driven by Jeff Bridges. That's his performance. We just mapped it on to another creature." Kosinsky's remarks, however, are vaguely reminiscent of those of artists who drew animated features by hand 20 years ago and who insisted then that they could never be replaced by computers because computers could not recreate human emotions the way artists like themselves could.

15/12/2010